This is sad news,i always enjoyed Bob Hoskins,although not seen him in enough good things of latehttp://news.sky.com/story/970319/bob-hoskins-retires-from-acting-over-illness
I think my favourite film he is in(and i am guessing maybe other people's favourites as well)was Who Framed Roger Rabbit,The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa are worth mentioning as well
Bob Hoskins is to retire from acting after revealing he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
The 69-year-old British star's films include the underworld classic The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a mix of live action and animation.
Hoskins' agent announced he was withdrawing from acting after a "wonderful career" and would be spending time with his family.
A statement issued on his behalf said: "Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease last autumn.
"He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career.
"Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."
Hoskins' parts over the years have ranged from gritty gangster films to comedy roles.
He was seen earlier this year playing one of the seven dwarves in Snow White & The Huntsman, which starred Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron.
I guess that means he is out of the long awaited Roger Rabbit sequel(if it ever gets made)
Smee in Spielberg's Hook
I remember hearing the story of Brian De Palma was to cast Bob in The Untouchables as Al Capone after Robert DeNiro could not be cast,but when Robert DeNiro changed his mind,Brian De Palma sent Bob Hoskins $10,000,Bob Hoskins was amazed and gave the money to charity(EDIT:Okay looking on IMDB it says $200,000...oh well,i heard $10k,LOL)